Major Contract

Sydney Metro – Western Sydney Airport – Surface and Civil Alignment Work

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Sydney Metro – Western Sydney Airport – Surface and Civil Alignment Work

Formerly known as Sydney Metro Greater West, the Western Sydney Airport Line will see a new metro rail line run from St Marys on the existing T1 heavy rail line to the Western Sydney Aerotropolis near Bringelly, via Western Sydney Airport (WSA).

The track alignment for the project would involve:

  • track designed with fit-for-purpose vertical alignment including connection to a stabling and maintenance facility
  • twin standard gauge tracks with one or more intermediate crossovers
  • Communications Based Train Control system providing unattended train operations (i.e.fully automated and driverless operations)
  • turn-back arrangements at the north and south end of the line, and
  • a design that safeguards for potential future extension of the line to the north and south.

The project would not preclude development of a potential future East West Rail Link, and a South West Rail Link extension.

Key Dates

Nov 2020 EOIs Open
Dec 2020 EOIs Close
Mar 2022 Expected Contract Award
Oct 2022 Expected Construction Commencement
Dec 2024 Expected Construction Completion


Procuring Agency: Sydney Metro
Shortlist: ACCIONA and CPB Contractors


Jun 2020 A scoping report was released, to support the application to the NSW Minister for Planning and Public Spaces seeking the Secretary’s Environmental Assessment Requirements (SEARs) for the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Western Sydney Airport Line.
Jul 2020 The NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment issued the Secretary’s Environmental Assessment Requirements (SEARs) for the Western Sydney Airport component of Sydney Metro. The EIS will now be prepared. The Federal Government also announced that Federal planning approvals for the project will be fast-tracked under a bilateral model between the Federal and State Governments, with the aim of reducing the approval times by up to 50 percent from an average of 3.5 years to 21 months.
Oct 2020 The Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for Western Sydney Airport Line was opened for public consultation, closing on 2 December 2020.
Nov 2020 The NSW Government commenced the procurement process for the Surface and Civil Alignment Works contract, with Expressions of Interest closing on 23 December 2020.
Apr 2021 The NSW Government shortlisted ACCIONA and CPB Contractors for the delivery of the Surface and Civil Alignment package. The contract is expected to be awarded in early 2022.
May 2021 Sydney Metro invited Expressions of Interest for Independent Certifier Services for the package, closing on 25 June.
Jul 2021 The NSW Government granted planning approval for the Sydney Metro - Western Sydney Airport Line.
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